Harmonic Reed Corp. Victory Band Harmonica

Harmonic Reed Corp. Victory Band Harmonica

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Description

This harmonica was made by Harmonic Reed Corporation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, about 1943. It is a Victory Band model, with 10 double holes and 20 reeds. This harmonica has a black plastic comb with metal cover plates attached to the top and bottom with open rivets. It is engraved:

VICTORY BAND
HARMONIC REED CORP. PHILA.U.S.A.

U.S. PAT 2,317,425 CANADIAN PAT 419477

This harmonica features U.S. Patent #2,317,425, dated April 27, 1943 for the manufacture of harmonicas submitted by Charles E. Wetzler and Paul F. Boehm assignors to The United States Harmonica Corporation.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
harmonica
date made
ca 1943
maker
Harmonic Reed Corporation
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3/4 in x 4 in x 1 in; 1.905 cm x 10.16 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
1988.0783.325
accession number
1988.0783
catalog number
1988.0783.325
patent number
2317425
Credit Line
The Peter Kassan Collection
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Data Source
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